Choosing Intentions Consciously
by Kimberly Ky
Many popular New Year’s resolutions imply that we are not okay right now, in this moment - for example, losing weight, or simply changing something with which we've been displeased. To challenge this notion, I've been asking myself, “what is the deeper intention or desire? And how can I shift my intention to go straight there, now?
My own new year's intention started as "lose the baby weight." Then I realized how small and sad I felt when I said this. I asked myself, "what is this really about?" I reflected back on what exercising means to me. It is my me-time that gives me vitality, energy, and confidence. So what I really want is to feel that vitality, energy, and confidence NOW, and to CONTINUE to cultivate these in my life. What it is we want is already here in some form. When we recognize what we are needing on a deeper level, we can consciously choose our intentions.
When I’m clear about what I intend to cultivate in my life, I can express gratitude for how it is already here, and thus increase it.
I am grateful for my body because it is able to help me perform all of my daily activities. This gives me vitality.
I am grateful for my baby's smiles because they bring me lots of fulfillment. This gives me energy.
I am grateful for my path because it gives me warrior spirit. This gives me confidence.
As you set and work with your New Year’s resolutions or intentions, look deeper into what they are truly about, and notice how that lives in your life RIGHT NOW.